Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Club Notes - 9th March

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 10
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Alice O’Connors where the jackpot is €3,200 as on Sunday night last Bernard Gorman was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 10, which when turned was not the Joker though he did win €50. Jim Egan and the Liam Briggs won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar and Crotty’s Corner Bar.

Abbeyside Sports Awards
There was a huge crowd present in MInnies Bar on Sunday night for the now Annual Abbeyside Sports Awards. On the night Patrick Hurney and Conor Prunty were honoured for being chosen as Footballer of the Year and Underage Footballer of the Year respectively. Also honoured on the night were Liam Enright, Joe Power, Johnny Burns and Eddie Cashin. There was also a very moving and deserving tribute to the late Michael Collins in recognition of his lifetime of work in the club. A number of speakers spoke fondly and at times humorously of their memories of Mick’s involvement in the club, before a presentation was made to Vera Collins. We would like to compliment Bob O’Brien and also Pat and Paddy O’Brien of Minnies Bar for putting together such a wonderful night.

Colleges All Ireland
On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate Conor Prunty who won a Freshers All Ireland Colleges Hurling medal last week. Conor was centre back on the CIT team that defeated DCU in the All Ireland final in Cork last Wednesday.

We would like to remind intending members and especially players that membership fees are now due and can be paid to Kevin Tobin or any team manager. We would ask players to make a special effort to pay their membership before returning to training to ensure they are covered by insurance. We remind all those intending to join that March 31st is the closing date to pay.

Booking of Pitches
As teams start back training over the next few weeks we remind all team managers that they must book the pitches/astro turf with Michael O’Donovan prior to training and also managers are asked to remember that the main pitch remains closed until further notice.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo will continue this Sunday night in the the CBS Hall with a jackpot of €1050.

Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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